50 DIY home projects to help improve your home these holidays

  DIY your heart away these holidays. Photo:  The Pretty Life Girls

DIY your heart away these holidays. Photo: The Pretty Life Girls

While kids count down the sleeps to Christmas Day, us we adults look forward to setting our "Out of office" up on our work email. But seriously, what's not to love about the holidays? There's the sleep-ins, the catch-ups with friends and family, the festive cheer, and perhaps most importantly – the free time. The time to take on that IKEA hack challenge and free time to turn those Pinterest dream boards into a reality.

From giving mugs a marble makeover to printing out your own gift tags – here are 50 DIY home projects for you to try these holidays.

1. Build your own trendy concrete stool for just $5.

2. Get creative and make a patterned side table.

3. Construct a pegboard to keep your entryway organised.

4. Treat your pet to a modern pet bowl stand.

5. Make your own cheap and easy metallic storage sacks.

Photo: Almost Makes Perfect

6. Say goodbye to ugly packaging with these pretty DIY shampoo bottles.

7. Put your rock collection to good use as knobs for decorative boxes.

8. Liven up your serving tray with polka dots.

9. Or add polka dots to your pillows by simply using an eraser.

10. Make your own neon letter light.

Photo: I Spy DIY

11. Or DIY a marquee sign

12. Create the kids a new play area.

13. Revamp the spare room ready for visitors over the holidays.

14. Light up your lamp with a faux marble look.

15. Use spray paint to give your cheap coathangers a lux copper look.

Photo: A Pair & A Spare

16. Create a little succulent garden.

17. Now's the time to start your very own veggie patch.

18. Or create a hanging herb garden.

19. Spend the afternoon painting your plant pots

20. Take on this Ikea hack challenge and create your very own gold colour-block cutting boards.

Photo: Lovely Indeed

21. Or dream big and colour-block a ladder.

22. Make some bookends that also double as plant boxes.

23. Construct some stylish concrete vases out of plastic bottles.

24. Give your dull kitchenware new life by adding colour to your wooden spoons.

25. Drink your coffee in style and make these easy marble-look mugs.

Photo: The Pretty Life Girls

26. Or personalise your favourite mug with an inspirational (or laughable) quote.

27. Make your own Kate Spade glitter coasters.

28. Welcome a new born into the world with this pretty hanging mobile.

29. Add pom poms to a basket then place a small indoor plant in it.

30. Entertain in style and make your own dip dye napkins.

Photo: Mumtastic DIY

31. Add some style to your boring tea towels with these tassels

32. Print and display your favourite Instagram photos.

33. Make your own gold foil wall art.

34. Take your own Airbnb listing photos like a pro.

35. Use your empty perfume bottles as display vases.

Photo: A Pair & A Spare

36. Create your own stylish perfume tray.

37. Learn how to put together a perfect flower bouquet.

38. Press flowers and frame them.

39. Hang your hats right with this copper hat rack.

40. Transform some wooden crates into a box wardrobe.

Photo: A Pair & A Spare

41. Add pom-poms to either a picnic blanket or throw.

42. Plate up in style with these DIY watercolour plates.

43. Assemble your own stylish bar cart.

44. Make and add a bar runner to your cart.

45. Give your dining table a luxe makeover with a marble-look cover.

Photo: Poppy Talk

46. Give your wall-mount sink an elegant upgrade with gold legs.

47. Turn a mirror into a giant gemstone.

48. Spoil your porch (or even your living room) with a DIY hanging lounge chair.

49. Enjoy the great outdoors and make your own modern (and very cool) cooler.

50. Last but not least, make your house smell sweet with an all-natural scented stove top potpourri.

Photo: Mumtastic

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